The following e-mail from first Lady Michelle Obama to Brad Woodhouse, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, was forwarded this morning from the DMC. Brad — I am thrilled to make sure you are the first to hear some very exciting news. ...Read More »
Charlotte will be the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee said today, ending months of speculation in the Queen City. The city beat out St. Louis, Minneapolis and Cleveland for the 46th DMC, an event expected to ...
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The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is taking a hard look at its spending habits and considering creating a fund to pay down its debt. On Friday, commissioners discussed the county’s debt service, comparing Mecklenburg with other North Carolina cities, and ...Read More »
Charlotte-based First Trust Bank today said it had a net loss of $2.3 million, or 48 cents a share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. Also today, the bank reported a loss of $3.9 million, or 81 cents a share, for 2010. ...Read More »
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has extended the deadline for applications to operate a license plate agency in the Charlotte area. Applications are due March 1. The current lease for the agency has expired and is open for ...Read More »
The Institute For Trade and Transportation Studies has chosen Charlotte for its annual meeting. The three-day regional meeting on freight transportation will be held Feb. 9-11 at Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. ITTS is headquartered in New ...Read More »
Charlotte-based Nucor Corp. today said it has been awarded an air-quality permit for an iron-making facility it has planned for Louisiana, paving the way for construction to start. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit for the project, which ...Read More »
Charlotte has been ranked as having the best business climate in a survey of U.S. site selectors, beating Atlanta, Chicago and other major cities. The results of the survey, conducted by New York-based Development Counsellors International, were released today. The survey, which ...
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The recovery of Charlotte’s commercial real estate market might take longer than other major cities. That was the message of one speaker Wednesday during a real estate forecast forum in Charlotte. “Charlotte’s clouds may not clear as quickly as others ...Read More »
Susan Lindsay remembers when she was a teenager, in the 1950s, how she and her cousins used to “cruise” Independence Boulevard, popping into the mom-and-pop shops along the road. “It was the typical early ‘50s strip development,” said Lindsay, vice ...Read More »